UOGK080 Ergonomics in Health Care

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/3. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Zdeňka Římovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdeňka Římovská, Ph.D.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Slováček Hagenová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UOGK080/A: Fri 12. 2. 13:55–16:20 C308, Z. Římovská
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/12, only registered: 3/12
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course aims at familiarizing the student with basic information from the area of ergonomics, physiology of work and anthropometry. The student will become familiar with ergonomic assessment of the workplace, i.e., the arrangement and equipment of the working environment that facilitates the feeling of comfort, enhances the working capacity and output (abilities, knowledge and skills) and, within technical limits, reduces or mitigates the negative health impact of technology and environmental factors, most specifically in the health care settings.
  • 1. Ergonomics, basic terms and definitions.
    2. Ergonomics, optimization of human activity.
    3. Physiology of work.
    4. Anthropometry.
    5. Anthropometric points, measurement.
    6. Applied methods in physiology of work.
    7. Manipulation with objects.
    8. Manipulation with patients.
    9. Professiography of a nurse.
    required literature
  • GILBERTOVÁ, S., MATOUŠEK, O. Ergonomie: optimalizace lidské činnosti. Praha: Grada, 2002. ISBN 80-247-0226-6. info
  • HLADKÝ, A., ŽIDKOVÁ, Z. Metody hodnocení psychosociální pracovní zátěže. Praha: Karolinum, 1999. ISBN 80-7184-890-5. info
  • PFEIFFER, J. Činnost center rehabilitace. Praha: Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR, 1997. info
    recommended literature
  • HAGEDORN, R. Foundations for practice in Occupational Therapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2003. ISBN 978-0443-06470-8. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Seminář 3 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
Contact hours are based on consultation of selected topics. Non-contact hours are realized via an e-learning environment available at http://elearning.fvp.slu.cz/. At the website, students can use learning materials with on-line assignments. Credits are granted upon successful completion based on a written or oral assessment where the student demonstrates knowledge of compulsory and recommended literature and discusses their on-line assignments. The student can consult the mentor concerning independently studied topics, be it in person, in group sessions or via e-mail.
Requirements for credit: An essay on an assigned topic (5-7 pages), its presentation and defence.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2021, recent)
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